Region: CENTRAL AREA
Certified Date: 3/5/2007
File #: 06-107
The RVNC is composed of members of our community; these Stakeholders are all volunteers not city employees. They are people like you and me who want to find ways to make our part of Los Angeles a great community to live, work, own property, garden, worship, study, play, celebrate, shop or just drive through. We bring the needs of the community to city government and we want to know what is important to you so we can become a stronger community outlet that encourages participation in civic affairs.
After the short lived Commonwealth Neighborhood Council Forming Committee folded and Silver Lake Neighborhood Council orphaned the one third of Historic Filipinotown that it won in arbitration with Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council, in 2004 Rampart United Group (RUG), a neighborhood watch group of concerned Stakeholders pursued neighborhood council status meeting regularly for three years at People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) to facilitate the formation of the RVNC.
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council is presently comprised of 3 different City Council Districts located within its borders, CD1, CD13 and Lafayette Park and Felipe de Neve Library that are part of CD10; 4 Zip Codes, 90004, 90020, 90026 and 90057; 3 Community Plans, Westlake Community Plan, Wilshire Community Plan and Silver Lake – Echo Park – Elysian Valley Community Plan; 3 Assembly Districts, AD43 and AD51 and AD53; 2 State Senate Districts, SD22 and SD26; 2 Supervisory Districts, SD1 and SD2; 2 Congressional Representatives, CA-34 and small area along the US 101 that belongs to C-28; 2 US Senators; 2 School Board Districts, BD2 and BD5; 2 Police Divisions, Rampart and Olympic Community Police Stations; and Fire Station #6.
The purpose of Neighborhood Councils is: “To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs”
– Los Angeles City Charter Section 900 Empower LA
The purpose of the RVNC is: To provide a forum for the open discussion of community issues and engage its stakeholders to collaborate and deliberate on matters affecting the community. The RVNC will serve as a voice for the Rampart Village community within the City’s decision-making process, and advocate in the best interest of our neighborhood for the improvement of its quality of life.
To preserve and improve the physical, social and economic health of the residents of our district, support neighborhood self-reliance and enhance the quality of life for the residents through community-based problem solving, neighborhood-oriented services and public/private cooperation. Additionally, we shall provide these services with courtesy and respect for each other and for the well being and protection of the stakeholders in our community. These services will be provided through partnerships that help people move towards independence, maintain pride and dignity and realize their potential.
Who is a Stakeholder in the RVNC?
RVNC Stakeholders are defined as individuals who live, work, or own property within the RVNC boundaries, and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. Stakeholders may also be those who represent or participate in community based organizations (CBO) found within the boundaries of the RVNC. CBO’s are defined as educational institutions, religious institutions, community organizations or other non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, homeowners, apartment, condominium, or resident associations, school/parent groups, faith-based groups, senior groups, youth groups, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, service associations, park advisory boards, boys & girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, neighborhood watch, and police advisory board groups.
Neighborhood Council Boundary (map)
Under 15 years: 21%
NORTH: The 101 freeway from
Vermont Avenue east to Benton Way